- Category: News
- Created on Thursday, 07 June 2012 10:48
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
Police reopened a total of 91 ‘cold cases’ in the light of plans to clear up the cemetery at Sint Barbara, where unidentified bodies are buried.
‘By establishing a person’s identity we can allow their relatives to complete the grieving process,’ said Amsterdam police team leader Theo Vermeulen.
Most of the dead are people who disappeared without trace rather than victims of crime.
Among them was a German man who was reported missing by his family in 2001. He was found dead on the Nieuwe Hemweg after taking an overdose of pills, but until now his relatives were unaware of his fate.
The identified bodies have been reburied in a separate area of the Sint Barbara cemetery.